Before & After, Second Revised Edition: Living and Eating Well After Weight-Loss Surgery

Before & After, Second Revised Edition: Living and Eating Well After Weight-Loss Surgery

by Susan Maria Leach


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An intimate guide to living and eating well after weight loss surgery, Before & After by Susan Maria Leach was nominated for three IACP awards—Best First Cookbook, Best Health & Diet Book, and Cookbook of the Year—when it was first published in 2005. Now, in its 2nd revised edition, Leach's essential guide—part memoir, part cookbook, part inspirational journey—has been updated with a new Q&A section, revised nutritional discussions, updated menus and meal plans, and more. Anyone who has undergone or is contemplating weight loss surgery can benefit from Leach's recipes, tips, and important information—and from the inspiring true story of how she has coped and thrived after gastric bypass surgery reduced her body weight by half.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062239990
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 511,088
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Susan Maria Leach maintains her new weight and devotes her time to motivating others to keep on track and sustain healthy patterns of diet and exercise not just for a short period after surgery but for life. She owns and operates and has opened her first nutrition store in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her company is a member of the corporate council of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

Table of Contents

acknowledgments vi

foreword dr. carlos carrasquilla vii

a note from a nutritionist xi

preface to the 2012 edition xii

introduction xvi

the countdown to june 11 begins! 1

june 11, 2001 … my post-op life begins! 5

questions and answers about weight-loss surgery 51

protein, carbohydrates, and sugar after weight-loss surgery 94

food stages and early meal plans 102

protein drinks 113

soups, purees, and other soft foods 125

fish and seafood 156

chicken and turkey 196

desserts 237

cooking for the holidays 282

sources 303

index 319

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